Today I'm thankful for our real estate assistant Barney!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Phoenix Property Shoppe AZ Broker BR030809000



Barney - the best real estate assistant in the world!!


Our little guy Barney will be with us now for 4 years at Christmas Time and he's 10.  He's a total joy to have around the office! He just doesn't let us get to serious or work too late without letting us know - hey what about play time!!  And every time he hears a noise it's 'our job' to get up and let him outside to prospect with the neighborhood dogs.  He sometimes get very insistent about getting out there and doing his job too!


How did we get Barney?  We short sold a house for a lovely retired couple and they just couldn't take Barney with them to their new home.  He was originally supposed to stay at the home with the new buyers but they changed their minds at the last moment.  A day before Christmas the seller called me all upset and panicked -  asking if we could please take Barney as they knew we'd been loving on him for 6 months already. It would have broken their hearts to put him in a shelter.  My answer?  Of course we'll take Barney! And here he is, a regular member of the family and the office family too! We love our little guy and are so thankful for the fun and joy he brings to our lives every single day!


Today I'm thankful for our real estate assistant Barney!

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Anna "Banana" Kruchten
Designated Broker & Owner

Phoenix Homes For Sale


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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Thank you for giving Barney a home.  Seemes like he was born to a part of the Banana family.

Nov 15, 2016 08:36 AM #1
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Featured in the group:  BARTENDER, MAKE IT A DOUBLE.

Nov 15, 2016 08:37 AM #2
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Anna looks like the Buyers backing out of taking Barney was a blessing both for Barney and you.

Nov 15, 2016 08:39 AM #3
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Anna, You gave your clients the best gift of all ... knowing their baby would be in great hands in a loving home.  I cannot imagine ever having to let go of a beloved pet because I could not take it with me ...wherever I was going. 

Nov 15, 2016 08:53 AM #4
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Anna, you know I'm in love with Barney too. He's a lucky boy, aren't you glad new owners changed their minds? Barney was meant to be part of your family.

Nov 15, 2016 09:11 AM #5
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

It's funny how things turn out for the best. Barney looks right at home and has made your home more complete.

Nov 15, 2016 09:13 AM #6
Lottie Kendall
Today | Sotheby's International Realty - San Carlos, CA
Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco

Wonderful story of how Barney became your office assistant, Anna. Love that picture, too, and thinking of Barney prospecting with the neighborhood dogs.

Nov 15, 2016 09:14 AM #7
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Anna, Barney is adorable! The story behind how he came to live with you made me tear up. You have a big heart! Hope you and Barney have a productive day!

Nov 15, 2016 10:33 PM #8
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

It truly is amazing how much support we get from our fur buddies while doing day to day routine.  I have an extra chair next to my own in front of the computer.  Camilla, one of my cats, is there about 70% of the time.  It's nice to be able to work, and reach over and pet for a little mutual admiration once in awhile!  

Nice picture of Barney, Anna!

Nov 16, 2016 02:24 AM #9
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Oh Anna. Lucky Barney hit the jackpot with you. Such a great picture too.

Nov 16, 2016 02:55 AM #10
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL - (561) 716-7824 - CRS, ABR, GRI

Anna Banana Kruchten Wow, what a great story.  I don't know who was luckier - Barney or you.

Nov 16, 2016 04:37 AM #11
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Had to come and enjoy one more visit with Barney today, Anna Banana Kruchten ... and tell you how I admire your actions concerning the little fella.   You show us the way, Anna ...


Nov 16, 2016 05:57 AM #12
Corinne Guest, Managing Broker
Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
Barrington, a Luxury, Country Suburban Lifestyle.

Hello Barney! You did a great thing Anna Banana Kruchten saying yes, many would have said no. 

Nov 16, 2016 06:00 AM #13
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Connecting you to the L.A. real estate market

What a great story, Anna. I am sure he has lit up your and the office staff lives. H is adorable.

Nov 16, 2016 06:17 AM #14
JoAnn Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Georgetown, DE
Home Loans in Delaware

Sweet story and cute dog. I like the Park Place monopoly card on the wall. 

Nov 16, 2016 09:08 AM #15
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Alliance Real Estate - Minot - Minot, ND
Bob Timm, Broker Associate, Alliance Real Estate

Barney sure looks focused on the job Anna Banana Kruchten . 

Nov 19, 2016 09:33 AM #16
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Hi Anna. I know I read this before but Barney always make me smile as do you.

Nov 15, 2017 08:29 AM #17
Lynda White
Bluegrass Homes & Farms Realty, Agent Know How - Louisville, KY
Admin. Mgr., Keller Williams Realty

That is so awesome. One time my cat had kittens and my husband made me give them away. The last one, I didn't want to give up but my sister-in-law said she'd take it. I saw how she treated her animals so I was glad to give him a good home. Turns out, she had given the cat to her best friend who moved out and left the cat there in the vacant house! Then the landlord just turned it loose! I was heartbroken. I will never give away another animal again unless it's an emergency situation, and even then I will make damn sure the person I entrust it to is going to keep it.


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